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Distillations #111 – A Distillations Carol

Celebrate the holidays Distillations style with our version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. It’s a bleak (yet entertaining) end-of-the-year/world show with visits from the ghosts of chemistry past, present, and future. Segments on Greek Fire, the devilish 8th-century weapon used by Byzantine naval forces. A feature from reporter Stefan Bos on the red sludge toxic spill that devastated a small town in Western Hungary this fall. Plus the future death of a very important star – our sun.

Image from CHF Archives: Scrooge and his third visitor. Illustration by John Leech, 1843.

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